Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
Click HERE for
Memorial and Honor
Donation Forms.
Click HERE for
Giving Evergreens
Engraving Forms.
Engraved Bricks
To Purchase: $100
Per Brick
Click HERE for
Book Donation
Click the link above
to access the
Kids Power Library!

Click the link for

a list of YA Card
Community Sponsors
Follow Us On:
Book Singing
Saturday, April 29
9:30am ~ 4:30pm
Join us this Saturday for the book signing of local author Brian Kollar!
Kollar has recently published his fourth science fiction novel, The Box. His first three novels are The Memory Machine, The Memory Machine: The Birthday Killings, and The Memory Machine: The Courtroom Killings.
Events and Fundraisers

The Friends of the Library and Leggio’s Italian Ristorante Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 16 ~ 5:00pm - 8:00pm

64 E Center Hill Rd, Dallas


Bring family and friends to Leggio's Italian Ristorante in Dallas to enjoy great food while supporting our library on May 16!

A percentage of the total sales (bar not included) taken in from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, including eat-in, take out, and gift certificates purchased, will be donated to the library's Summer Reading Program.


Look for the library display at the front of the restaurant to register to win a Leggio's Gift Card! We would like to thank the community for their participation, and Salvatore and Lori Leggio for offering this fundraising opportunity.

Special Furniture Sale!


The library is offering this beautiful Art Deco/Art Moderne’ Revival, Celedine color, 1970s crushed velour, 3 piece sectional and chair & ottoman for sale!


3 Piece Sectional: $475

Chair & Ottoman: $250


Items must be picked up. All proceeds benefit the library. Items are available to view on request.
2017 Quilt Raffle
This year the library is raffling two handmade quilts by Leslie Horoshko. Tickets for these beautiful quilts ("Drift Away" 4'X4', "Shades of Red" 6'X6') are now on sale!
Tickets are available at the library for $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. If you buy multiple tickets, you can choose how many tickets you want for each of the two quilts being raffled. The drawing will be held the last night of the auction. You don't need to attend to win!
The quilts are on display at the library's front desk.
The Giving Evergreen
The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

Click on the picture or the link at left for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.
Art Wall

Celestial Retrograde Revisited

by Verve Vertu


The artists of Verve Vertu will be displaying their artwork on our Art Wall this April. It includes a one of a kind colored string wall hanging, a beautiful lace wall hanging, and artwork complementing the theme with sun, moon and stars.


Gwen Harleman, Director of Verve Vertu (located on Main Street, Dallas) is proud to announce that she created Verve Vertu eleven years ago, and it is still going strong. The artists’ creations at their Gallery include painted scarves, pastels, wool felting, wallets, and clay pottery. The Gallery is open from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; and 9:00am to 6:00pm on Wednesdays. They are also occasionally open on Saturdays.


Verve Vertu is part of the Deutsch Institute of Scranton and offers persons with emotional, physical, and/or intellectual challenges a place where they can comfortably allow their creativity to develop. For more information call Verve Vertu at (570) 675-1465.


Shown are (from left to right): Erica Shields, Gwen Harleman (Verve Vertu Director), Rich Morgan, and Tracey Tribendis seated.

Display Case

Hardy Boys Collection by Laura Hadsall


Laura Hadsall of Beaumont will be displaying her Hardy Boys collection this April. Hadsall, an employee of the library, said that her display commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Hardy Boys Mysteries.


Hadsall has been collecting Hardy Boys books and memorabilia since she was in junior high school. “In 5th and 6th grades, all the kids in my class were obsessed with the Hardy Boys. It was a very small school with a very small library. Luckily, there was a tradition that on each class member’s birthday, he or she would donate a Hardy Boys book, so in this way we were able to read most of the series,” Hadsall said.


Hadsall’s collection includes nostalgic books as well as other collectibles. “I have two board games that are in good condition that I was lucky to find. I also like the early, original editions I have.”


Hadsall found her Hardy Boys books and memorabilia at book sales and thrift shops. “My collection started as a happy find at a library book sale when I was 12,” she said. Hadsall joked, “It’s a good thing Frank and Joe Hardy live in Bayport, because for such a small town it has an alarming crime rate!”
Continuing Programs
Writing Workshop For
7th and 8th Grade Students
Thursdays, 4:00pm ~ 6:00pm
Call or come in to register.
This is a writing class for 7th and 8th graders. Please see the Children's Room Page for more information. (Sessions will continue as long as there is interest.)
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fridays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.
The Monday Morning Book Discussion Group is looking for new members!
Anyone interested in joining this fun and relaxed book group can call or come in to the library to sign up.
The group meets at 10:00am, every 4th Monday.

To Renew Items Online:

1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patron's is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
Click on the eBooks Are Here! icon, shown.
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
If you have any problems, please feel free
to contact the library for assistance.
Please visit the
Children's Room Page
for information about
upcoming events and activities
for children and young adults!
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

Calendar of Events